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Lights, Camera, Feedback: Tech Infused Student-Led Conferences Steal the Show!


Student-led conferences are a fantastic way to put students in the driver's seat of their education. Now, let's supercharge these conferences with some tech magic. In this post, we'll explore simple ways to infuse technology, making these conferences not only insightful but also a showcase of student achievements.


1. Digital Portfolios: Showcasing Progress Beyond Grades

Why:

  • Provides a holistic view of student achievements.

  • Showcases growth over time.

  • Encourages reflective thinking.

How:

  • Integrate platforms like Google Sites for creating digital portfolios.

  • Include multimedia elements such as videos, presentations, and written reflections.


2. Video Reflections: Elevating Self-Assessment

Why:

  • Allows students to articulate their learning journey.

  • Enhances communication skills.

  • Provides a personalized touch to the conference.

How:

  • Use tools like Flip or Seesaw for video reflections.

  • Students can discuss their achievements, challenges, and goals.


3. Interactive Goal Setting: Fostering Ownership

Why:


Encourages goal-setting and self-motivation.

  • Enhances student ownership of their learning.

  • Promotes a growth mindset.

How:

  • Implement collaborative goal-setting tools like Canva or Padlet.

  • Students can set academic and personal goals with input from teachers.


4. Student-Created Infographics: Visualizing Achievements

Why:

  • Appeals to visual learners.

  • Provides a concise overview of accomplishments.

  • Enhances digital literacy skills.

How:

  • Guide students to use Canva to create visually appealing infographics.

  • Summarize academic achievements, extracurricular involvement, and personal growth.



By weaving technology into student-led conferences, we're not just creating presentations; we're crafting an interactive and memorable experience. It's time to let the tech spotlight shine on our students and make these conferences a celebration of their journey and achievements!


Stay Techie,



Jennie Silveira

Instructional Coach, TOSA






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